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Public Exam Model Question Paper June 2020

10th Standard EM

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Social Science

Time : 02:30:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 100

    Part I

    Answer all the questions.

    Choose the most suitable answer from the given four alternatives and write the option code with the corresponding answer.

    14 x 1 = 14
  1. What is the Battle of Marne remembered for?

    (a)

    air warfare

    (b)

    trench warfare

    (c)

    submarine warfare

    (d)

    ship warfare

  2. The first nation of Western Europe to turn against the ruling regime was ____________

    (a)

    France

    (b)

    Italy

    (c)

    Germany

    (d)

    Spain

  3. Where is the headquarters of the International Court of Justice located?

    (a)

    New York

    (b)

    Chicago

    (c)

    London

    (d)

    The Hague

  4. _______________ was executed by a firing squad in December 1989, under the command of his own generals.

    (a)

    Nicolae Ceausescu

    (b)

    Klaus Lohqnnis

    (c)

    Peter Groza

    (d)

    Chivu Stoica

  5. Whose campaign and work led to the enactment of Widow Remarriage Reform Act of 1856?

    (a)

    Iswarchandra Vidyasagar

    (b)

    Raja Rammohan Roy

    (c)

    Annie Besant

    (d)

    Jyotiba Phule

  6. The north-south extent of India is

    (a)

    2,500 km

    (b)

    2,933 km

    (c)

    3,214 km

    (d)

    2,814 km

  7. _________ is a line joining the places of equal rainfall.

    (a)

    Isohyets

    (b)

    Isobar

    (c)

    Isotherm

    (d)

    Latitudes

  8. The leading producer of rice in India is ________.

    (a)

    Punjab

    (b)

    Maharashtra

    (c)

    Uttar Pradesh

    (d)

    West Bengal

  9. The __________ railway accounts for the longest length route.

    (a)

    Northern

    (b)

    Southern

    (c)

    Western

    (d)

    Eastern

  10. Primary sector consist of

    (a)

    Agriculture

    (b)

    Automobiles

    (c)

    Trade

    (d)

    Banking

  11. Find out the militant nationalist from the following.

    (a)

    Dadabhai Naoroji

    (b)

    Justice Govind Ranade

    (c)

    Bipin Chandra pal

    (d)

    Romesh Chandra

  12. Literacy rate of Tamil Nadu as per 2011 census is

    (a)

    80.32%

    (b)

    62.33%

    (c)

    73.45%

    (d)

    80.33%

  13. Non-Alliance means

    (a)

    being neutral

    (b)

    freedom to decide on issues independently

    (c)

    demilitarisation

    (d)

    none of the above

  14. IT means

    (a)

    Indian Technology

    (b)

    Information Technology

    (c)

    Institute of Technology

    (d)

    Initiative Technology

  15. Part II

    Answer any 10 questions. Question no. 28 is compulsory.

    10 x 2 = 20
  16. What is a Trust?

  17. How did Great Depression impact on the Indian agriculture?

  18. How did Hitler get the support from the people of Germany?

  19. What do you know of Baghdad Pact?

  20. Who were Parsis?

  21. What are the factors controlling the climate of India?

  22. When is the President authorised to declare financial emergency in India?

  23. List out any two special powers of the Attorney General of India?

  24. How does the state cabinet work?

  25. What is meant by Disposable Income (DI)?

  26. Write a short note on TRIPs and TRIMs.

  27. Why was Heron dismissed from service?

  28. What is the contribution of Annie Besant to India's freedom struggle?

  29. List out the air ports and sea ports of Tamil Nadu.

  30. Part III

    Answer any 10 questions. Question no. 42 is compulsory.

    10 x 5 = 50
  31. What was the outcome of the Russian Revolution?

  32. Describe the rise and growth of nationalist politics in South Africa.

  33. Attempt an essay on the rise and fall of Adolf Hitler.

  34. Explain in detail about the Vietnam War.

  35. Write an essay on the role played by the 19th-century reformers towards the cause of Women.

  36. Describe peninsular plateau.

  37. Write the names of biosphere reserves and their location in India.

  38. Write briefly on the Right to Constitutional Remedies.

  39. Write the classification of different sectors contribution in GDP.

  40. Discuss the causes and consequences of the Revolt of 1857?

  41. Describe the role of Tamil Nadu in the Civil Disobedience Movement.

  42. Highlight India and International organisation with special reference to any three India’s global groupings.

  43. Trace the reason for the formation of BRICS and write its objectives.

  44. Mention OPEC missions and how does it help other countries?

  45. Part IV

    Answer all the questions.

    2 x 8 = 16
    1. Outbreak of World War II.
      (a) When did Britain and France Declare war on Germany.
      (b) Name the' countries in the Axis powers in 1940.
      (c) How were the first years of the war.
      (d) Name the tactic followed by German army to storm other countries.

    2. Fall of Berlin Wall and End of Cold War Era.
      (a) How did West Germany's economy become prosperous?
      (b) Why did people in East Berlin try to move to West Berlin?
      (c) Why did East Germany begin to construct a wall in 1961?
      (d) What was the significance of the Berlin Wall?

    3. Iyothee Thassar
      (a) What languages was Iyothee Thassar fluent in?
      (b) What were the movement and magazine started by Iyothee Thassar and John Rathinam called?
      (c) What according to him would liberate the people?
      (d) How did he consider the 'Untouchables'?

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